Irving Rubinstein

Irving Rubinstein, 93, died Feb. 29, 2016.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mr. Rubinstein moved to Tucson in the early 1940s. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he started a 40-year career in building, working for Tucson architect William Wilde. In the mid 1950s, he started a general contracting firm that he ran until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of the Tucson Soaring Club and was instrumental in the building of the El Tiro Glider Port. He was a 45-year member of the Coronado Yacht Club, living on his boat for 25 years, until he was 91.

Survivors include his wife, Harriet; children, David Rubinstein, Rick (Mimi Lentz) Rubinstein and Lori (John) McGraw.

Arrangements were made by Angel Valley Funeral Home.